“Full Tilt” Book Review

November 30, 2016 / 4 comments

“Full Tilt” Book ReviewFull Tilt by Emma Scott
Series: Full Tilt #1
Published by Self-Published on June 28th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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"I would love you forever, if I only had the chance..."

Kacey Dawson has always lived life on the edge--impulsively, sometimes recklessly. And now, as lead guitarist for a hot up-and-coming band, she is poised at the brink of fame and fortune. But she is torn between wanting to be a serious musician, and the demons that lure her down the glittering, but alcohol-soaked path of rock stardom. A wrecked concert in Las Vegas threatens to ruin her career entirely. She wakes up with the hangover from hell and no memory of the night before, or how she ended up on her limo driver’s couch...

Jonah Fletcher is running out of time. He knows his situation is hopeless, and he's vowed to make the most of the handful of months he has left to him. His plans include seeing the opening of his glass installation at a prestigious art gallery…they do not include falling in love with a wild, tempestuous rock musician who wound up passed out on his couch.

Jonah sees that Kacey is on a path to self-destruction. He lets her crash with him for a few days to dry out and get her head on straight. But neither of them expected the deep connection they felt, or how that connection could grow so fast from friendship into something more. Something deep and pure and life-changing…something as fragile as glass, that they both know will shatter in the end no matter how hard they try to hold on to it.

Liezel’s Thoughts:

I need to give you a heads up…this is more of a personal blog post rather than a book review. I have a question… Have you ever read a  story that touched you down deep into your soul?  “Full Tilt” was just that book for me.

I  completely identified with this story. Not that the man in my life is a limo driver nor am I a talented musician attempting to beat the odds rather we are  going through a similar transplant situation.

The emotions felt so real. I saw myself in Kacey, I saw my husband in Jonah. And while Kacey and Jonah’s story caused me to shed  countless tears and had me feeling this immense grief, I found  inspiration in it too. When he said…

“We might not have months or years, but we have moments. Thousands upon thousands of them. Let’s take each moment, seize it and wring it dry…” 

…things clicked for me.

It was as if I was meant to read Full Tilt at this particular point in my life. Full Tilt spoke to me on so many different levels.  With these honest words, Emma Scott  opened my eyes. She made me  believe that perhaps there is hope,  that perhaps I too may one day find the light at the end of this dark tunnel.

Thank you, Emily, for recommending this book and introducing me to this amazing author. And Thank you , Emma Scott, for writing such a beautiful, poignant and  (for me an) utterly life-changing story. Without a doubt, this series is definitely one of my favs this year.

Because of how much of an impact Kacey and Jonah’s story made in my life, I rate this book…..

The Verdict:


About Emma Scott

Emma Scott is a writer, marathon runner, and caffeine addict, who lives and writes in the California Bay Area. She has two smart, feisty little girls, a super-supportive husband, and is a demonstrated fan of the Oxford comma. She is also an unabashed Star Wars geek and comic book enthusiast who fell into romance novels when a writing contest prompt turned a 1000-word romantic story into a full-blown novel. She also writes epic fantasy that suffers an epic word count.

She hopes you enjoy her work, encourages readers to leave feedback, and thinks it’s amusing to write about herself in the third person. And if she has a driving force that fuels her work, it’s that love always wins.

4 Responses to ““Full Tilt” Book Review”

  1. Shannon Mummey

    This book is just so amazing, I’m tearing up just thinking about it again. Definitely one of my top reads for the year, along with All In. Emma has really outdone herself.

  2. Emma Scott

    Thank you for this review. It’s very special to me when a person who is experiencing what I put my characters through reads and feels the facts were done justice. I posted your review to my FB page out of gratitude. <3

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